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This Day in Music History: January 29th

2006: Bryan Adams became the first Western artist to perform in Karachi, Pakistan, where he performed a benefit concert to raise money for underprivileged children to go to school and for victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.

1992: Willie Dixon, who has had his songs covered by artists such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Animals, and Eric Clapton to name a few, died of heart failure in Burbank, CA. He was 76 years old.

1983: Stevie Nicks married record promoter Kim Anderson. The couple would be divorced in April 1984.

1983: “Shock the Monkey” by Peter Gabriel peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, which was Gabriel’s first top 40 single & his first single to chart higher in the U.S. than the U.K.

1982: Joe Walsh, backed by a band billed as the Hollywood Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue performed a benefit concert in Santa Barbara, CA. The benefit was the Pacific Alliance Presents A Water For Life Benefit Concert For A Non-Nuclear Future.

1977: Aerosmith reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second time as “Walk This Way” peaked at number ten.

1969: Fleetwood Mac reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the only time with the instrumental, “Albatross”.

1967: The Who and The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at London’s Saville Theatre.

1964: The Beatles recorded their first and only session for EMI Records outside of the U.K. in Paris at Pathe Marconi Studios. They recorded German versions of “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” & “She Loves You”.

Birthdays:
Leadbelly born in 1889
David Byron-singer for Uriah Heep born in 1947
Tommy Ramone-drummer for The Ramones born in 1952
Eddie Jackson-bassist for Queensryche born in 1961

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